12-25-2012, 04:15 AM
Thank you for the link! Our Romeo is back!!
Originally Posted by demarinis5
I think Joe Hisaishi is genius.
Originally Posted by pitterpatter
I sometimes wonder...if Yuzuru skates Romeo and Juliet at full length now, he might land the last salcow easily.
12-25-2012, 10:15 AM
Hi, this is my first post and I'm going to be ambitious and translate this
interview since I haven't seen it translated yet. I may be wrong in my
interpretation so please feel free to point out if I've missed something.
The following is a translation of this interview before the Japan National
Inter: So now we have here the first-time winner of the Japan National
Skating Championship, Yuzuru Hanyu. Congratulations on your first win!
HY: Thank you
Inter: So, it has now been two days since you won the title, how does it
HY: It hasn't really felt real yet.
Inter: Why is that?
HY: Because I was not able to give a satisfactory performance in my free and
Takahashi Sempai (senior) did so well, I personally do not feel as if I have
Inter2: After the skating, what did you and Takahashi say to each other?
HY: We said "otsukaresama" (well done? Good work?) and Congratulations to
each other, however he is my senior and so we did not speak about the
Inter2: Takahashi has said that you are a rival, regardless of your age. How
do you take that?
HY: It makes me very happy but to me he is still a 'being on a cloud' so I
will do my best to get closer to that
Inter: We feel you have grown season by season, do you feel that you have grown?
Hy: This year has been a year of great change for me and I think I have
shown that through change I have progressed this season.
Inter: What kind of a competition has the National championships been for
HY: To take first place in Japan is very difficult and I felt the intense
competitiveness Japan's male skaters while watching and skating during this
Inter: while skating too?
HY: Yes even during practice I could feel an intense atmosphere. I was
Inter: Next year is worlds and you have written your determination here, (on the flag)
'Strength of feeling'
HY: Yes, to not give in to anything; myself, my surroundings, to concentrate
on myself so that I can get stronger, those were my thoughts when writing.
Inter:You project an image of someone who is mentally strong
HY: This time, with both my performances coming last, my mental aspect was in tatters
Inter3: Next year in the spring you will graduate high school and start
university, is there something in university life that you look forward to?
HY: I've been accepted in to Waseda University to study Human
Communication Sciences. Since it is Communication sciences, I would like to
learn about sound and surroundings and how they relate to my personal
experiences (i'm not sure about this sentence)
Inter: So studious! Well done for not having to brace yourself before saying
HY: I'm actually very nervous right now.
Inter: You will perform for us again after this, what will you think about
as you perform?
HY: Today I am collaborating, so I would like to think about our bonding (?)
I would like to perform in a way that is emotionally moving.
Inter: We look forward to it. We'll let you get ready
HY: Thank you
Lot's of bowing as we do here in japan.
Whew! That's it! If you notice that I've translated something wrong, do
Last edited by Newbiespectator; 12-25-2012 at 10:29 AM.
12-25-2012, 10:17 AM
Not allowed to post a link for a first post so here is the interview I just translated on vid.
12-25-2012, 10:42 AM
thank you very much for translation!!
raw, wild , magic Romeo is back!!
Last edited by giulia95; 12-25-2012 at 10:45 AM.
12-25-2012, 11:40 AM
Newbiespectator, thanks lot!
What a clever boy
12-25-2012, 05:07 PM
Awesome first post, thanks and welcome! Yuzuru is definitely growing hugely every season, sometimes I feel like telling him to slow down cause I can't keep up, but that's part of what makes him so interesting to follow.
12-25-2012, 11:27 PM
Thanks for the welcome! I used to watch figure skating as a little kid and loved it...then it kind of slipped my mind until this year when the Japanese men began to really gain momentum. I'm a fan of Kozuka, Takahashi and Yuzuru....actually of anyone who can put together an entertaining performance! I love the way, when he's having a good day, Yuzuru makes his quads look so easy and smooth...however I hope he gets a better free program next season. I think this program lacks a crescendo (the choreo, not the music) unlike his last one; so it moves along at roughly the same pace throughout. Even though the music is dramatic, I don't feel that it's been choreographed quite right...or maybe he just hasn't gotten the hang of it? Seeing his Romeo and Juliet again the other day in EX really brought it home that he 'could' do a lot better in the musical interpretation if given the right steps. I'm still getting the hang of the technicalities of scoring and stuff but these are just observations from someone who is relatively new to the sport.
12-26-2012, 03:56 AM
I totally agree!!
Originally Posted by pitterpatter
Newbiespectator, thank you for your GREAT work!!
12-26-2012, 04:59 AM
I love his jumps too, I can rewatch his quads over and over, and I've never actually been especially interested in jumps in the past. Regarding his FS, I think it's a bit of both, the program itself isn't optimally choreographed, but he also hasn't shown us everything he can do with it yet. Maybe it's just me though, but I'm honestly liking this FS more and more every time he skates it. It's definitely not his best, but Yuzuru's musicality and strong performance ability allows him to make something out of it. I think we've also been a bit spoiled by R&J, it was an ideal match for him and is a tough program to follow up on.
Originally Posted by Newbiespectator
I'm going to be optimistic and hope that David Wilson can create a stronger free program for him next season, now that he's had a chance to interact with Yuzuru and get to know him as a skater a little better. One good thing is that now we know Yuzuru can be pretty darn good even with an average program .
This is a super cute clip: Yuzu's already inspiring the next generation! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUfCPfaNNSM
12-26-2012, 06:05 AM
Last edited by giulia95; 12-26-2012 at 06:13 AM.
12-26-2012, 08:06 AM
Wicked Yankee Girl
Newbiespectator! Thanks a lot, and Welcome to Golden Skate.
12-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Kenji choregraphed Yuzu's prog, his EX in kimono is Miyamoto's work.
Originally Posted by giulia95
12-26-2012, 10:03 AM
12-26-2012, 01:53 PM
I love this EX program from Yuzuru! He skates it with such passion, too!!
Originally Posted by let`s talk
12-28-2012, 02:40 AM
My Prince ascend to his reign as King is so swift, even I never expected this to happen this fast
officially Japanese No.1
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